Vanilla Ice to skate to own tune

Vanilla Ice will skate to his 90s hit 'Ice Ice Baby' on 'Dancing on Ice' this Sunday (20.02.11)

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Vanilla Ice will skate to his 90s hit 'Ice Ice Baby' on 'Dancing On Ice' this Sunday (20.02.11).

The 43-year-old rapper - who is competing alongside professional skater Katie Stainsby in the ITV1 competition - has convinced show bosses to let him perform to the track during this week's Ultimate Skills showcase.

Vanilla explained: "Everyone loves that track. I guarantee that when you're 80 years old and that song comes on you'll remember what you were doing when you first heard it."

Meanwhile, a 'Dancing On Ice' spokesman confirmed the hitmaker will be performing to 'Ice Ice Baby', explaining the complex routine will be required to include a "jump, step and spin".

He told The Sun newspaper: "All the celebrities will have to do a jump, step and spin in their routines and will be marked on them. Vanilla is very happy he has been given his classic track for such an important weekend on the show."

The US star has already had to overcome his fair share of difficulties on the show, including narrowly escaping elimination in week three of the competition and being rushed to hospital after being knocked out for three minutes while crashing into the ice head first.

Vanilla said at the time: "Katie scraped me off the ice - I had no idea what happened at first. I was out for a few minutes. There was blood everywhere. I feel like I got hit by a train."

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